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THE DESCENDANTS 



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SUFFOLK COUNTY, ENGLAND, 

AND NEW HAVEN AND DERBY, CONN. 

1645-1739. 



By FREDERICK LOCKWOOD PIERSON, 



Of Ellsworth, Litchfield Co., Conn. 



AMENIA, N. Y.: 
Walsh & Griffen, -Printers. 




10951 



BINDING 
NUMBErl 
OF 1898. 



[924 



PREFACE. 



This book represents the work of over twenty-five years, in 
which the author has given all the time which could be spared from 
the cultivation of his farm in Ellsworth and his other business to 
the collection of its material. He has travelled over much of the 
states of Connecticut and New York to ascertain the facts and 
verify the statements he makes. It has been a long and tedious 
task, relieved however, by his affection and respect for his ancestry 
whose history he desired to perpetuate. He became early satisfied 
that the name borne by the family was Pierson and not Parsons, 
and he has adhered to that spelling throughout, notwithstanding 
the fact that many consider the latter correct. He regrets that 
many blanks still exist in the record. Much effort has been made 
to ascertain the name of the wife of Sergeant Abraham Pierson. 
As a last resort he inserted an enquiry in the genealogical column 
of the Mail and Express, but received only this answer; "perhaps 
she was a sister of George Beaumont of Derby and daughter of 

Thomas Beaumont of New Haven." He prefers "Sarah " 

to that, as he believes the genealogist should deal only in facts. 
Bronson Olcott, who is desended from Hannah Chatfield, daughter 
of Sergeant Abraham, labored in vain to discover this name. 

He desires to acknowledge assistance rendered him by Mr. 
E. N. Sheppard, who has furnished him part of his material. 

F. L. P. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY. 



STEPHEN PIERSON, the Immigrant Ancestor, born in 
Suffolk County, England, in 1645, was apprenticed there by his 
mother (probably 'a widow) to Thomas Mulliner of Branford, Conn., 
to learn the carpenter trade, and landed in New Haven in 1654. 
Mulliner first appeared in New Haven in 1640. June 30, 1657, 
Stephen testified in conrt in New Haven in a case of slander brought 
by Meeker against Mulliner for saying that Meeker's pigs were 
bewitched. Oct., 1658, he appeared in the Probate Court at New 
Haven in a complaint made against Thomas Mulliner for not ful- 
filling an •agreement to teach him the carpenter trade. March 15, 
1667, he was one of eight recorded residents of Derby, then called 
Paugassett, and in all probability was there in 1666. His first 
wife, and mother of all his children, was Mary Tomlinson, daughter 

of Henry Tomlinson and his wife, Alice — of Stratford, Conn., 

who came from Watertown, Mass., in 1644; to Milford, Conn., in 
1652 (where he kept an ordinary) ; and thence to Stratford, Conn., 
in 1665, where he died in 1681. His widow, Alice, married John 
Birdsey, senior, under a contract of Oct. 8th, 1688. Mary Tom- 
linson died in* Derby Sept. 25, 1715. Stephen died in Derby (now 
Oxford) May 14, 1739, aged 94, leaving a second wife, Esther. He 
had a home lot of t>\ acres, now part of a town reservoir in Derby, 
on the original town street on meeting house hill, called also New Ha- 
ven Sentinel hill. His will, dated Sept. 2, 1733, provides for his 
wife, Esther; eldest son, Stephen, junior, 20 shillings; daughter, 
Sarah Twitchell, 80 pounds; daughter, Mary Baldwin, 80 pounds; 
son, Abraham, and daughter, Bathsheba Blackman, of Stratford, 
Conn., heretofore provided for ; (son, John, probably a bachelor, 
died about 1704). His son, Abraham, appointed executor. In- 
ventory, dated Dec. 4, 1739, * s as follows, viz. : Welchman's lot, 
;£ioo; barn and homestead, ^360; 80 acres of land in Quaker 
Farms purchase, ^44 ; another piece of land in Bear Hill district, 
^85 ; one old Bible, 5 shillings ; .one other Bible, 6 shillings ; and 
other small articles (requiring an expert to read) amounting in all 
to ^631, 9s., 3d. The appraisers were Francis French and Samuel 
Riggs. All attempts to trace Stephen Pierson in Suffolk County 
or beyond have failed. 



4 PIERSON GENEALOGY — FIRST AND SECOND GENERATIONS. 

FIRST GENERATION. 

Children of the Immigrant Stephen Pierson and Mary 
Tomlinson, all born in Derby. Conn. : 
i. — Sarah Pierson, m. John Twitchell, Jan. 21, ^679. 
2. — Stephen Pierson, junior (eldest son), m. Mehetabel Canfield, 

daughter of Thomas Canfield, Oct. 12, 1697. 
3. — Mary Pierson, m. Josiah Baldwin Sept. 19, 1700. 
4. — John Pierson (probably a bachelor), d. about 1704. 
5. — Bathsheba Pierson, m. Adam Blackman of Stratford, Conn. 
6. — Abraham Pierson (called Sergeant), b. in 1681 ; m. Sarah 

(cannot learn her full name). 

7. — Daniel Pierson, who drew lots in Oxford in 17 13, was probably 

their son, but could find no proof of that fact. 

SECOND GENERATION. 

Children of 2 Stephen Pierson, junior, and Mehetabel 

Canfield, who was b. in Milford July 2. 167 1 : 

8. — Elizabeth Pierson, b. Jan. 12, 1699, in Derby; m. a Mr. 

Bennett. 
9. — Thomas Pierson, b. in Derby ; m. first Ruth Holbrook of Der- 
by Feb. 22, 1727-8, in Norwalk ; second widow Elizabeth 
Thomas of Norwalk March 7, 1738. 

10.— John Pierson, b. in Derby in 1705; m. Scrivener, 

daughter of Benjamin Scrivener of Norwalk ; resided for a 
time in Norwalk, but d. in Huntington Jan. 25, 1789, aged 
84. He had a son, William (whose wife was Hannah), and 
probably other children. 

1 r. — Job Pierson, b. in Derby Oct. 5, 1707 ; d. in Derby in 1746-7, 
leaving a widow, Sarah, and sons, Stephen and Samuel. 

12. — Phebe Pierson, b. in Derby; m. William Fanton. 

13, — Abigail Pierson, b. in Derby; m. Mr. St. John. 

14. — Jonathan Pierson, b. in Derby May 6, 17 16; m. Mar. 5, 1739, 
Mary Bates. 

Stephen Pierson, junior, died in Derby in 1744 intestate. Date of 

his wife's death has not been ascertained. His inventory list in 

1717 was ^51. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY — SECOND AND THIRD GENERATIONS. 5 

Children of 6 Sergeant Abraham Pierson, senior, and 
Sarah : 

15. — Sarah Pierson, b. Aug. 19, 1705; m. Thomas Bassett Aug. 
24, 1727, in Derby. 

16.— Abraham Pierson, junior, b. July 26, 1707 ; m. April 10, 
1 73 1, Susannah Wooster, daughter of Sylvester Wooster, of 
Milford, and Susannah, his wife. Susannah Wooster, was born 
July 25, 1713. 

17. — Mary Pierson, b. Oct. 26, 17 12 ; m. John Sheppard, of Mil- 
ford, in May, 1732 ; d. in Newtown in 1791. John Sheppard 
was b. Oct. 26, 1708, son of John Sheppard and Abigail Allen. 

18. — Hannah Pierson, b. Aug. 4th, 17 15; m. Solomon Chatfield 
June 12, 1734, in Derby. 

19. — Stephen Pierson, 3d, b. March 4, 1720, in Derby; m. June 15, 
1738, Hannah Munson, dau. of John and Elizabeth Munson, 
of Brookhaven, L. I. This family removed to New Albany. 

20. — Bathsheba Pierson, b. Dec. 1, 1726. m. Ephraim Parker. 

Abraham, senior, d. May 12, 1758. His will, dated April 26, 1750, 
is to be seen in New Haven. His list in 1 7 1 7 was ,£48, 10s. 
He was Selectman in 17 n. 



THIRD GENERATION. 

Children of 9 Thomas Pierson and Ruth Holbrook, daugh- 
ter of Abil Holbrook, of Derby : 
21. — Mehetabel Pierson, b. Jan. 13, 1729, in Norwalk, Ct. ; no. 

Theophilus Hanton, of Norwalk, Ct. 
22. — Timothy Pierson, b. in Norwalk Nov. 7, 1732 ; m. March 9, 

1756, at Fairfield, Elizabeth Couch, dau. of Samuel Couch. 

(Simon Couch was the Immigrant Ancestor of the Couches.) 

She was b. June 13, 1735. 
23. — Nathan Pierson, b. Nov. 27, 1734, in Norwalk; m. Nov. 17, 

1756, Amy Smith. 
24. — Hannah Pierson, b. in Norwalk ; m. Enos Bradley, of Derby, 

Nov. 7, 1 75 1. 

Ruth Holbrook, d. Oct. 14, 1737. Thomas Pierson m. sec- 
ond in Norwalk (and recorded there) wid. Elizabeth Thomas Mar- 



6 PIERSON GENEALOGY THIRD GENERATION. 

7, 1738. He died in 1772 in Derby. No date of his second wife's 
death recorded. 

Dec. 8, 1728, Thomas Pierson and Ruth, his wife, were 
among the list of persons who owned the half-way covenant during 
Rev. Mr. Stoddard's ministry in Woodbury. (See Cothren's His- 
tory of Ancient Woodbury.) 



Children of 14 Jonathan Pierson and Mary Bates. 

25. — Martha Pierson, b. Jan. 12. 1740, d. young. 
26. — Elias Pierson, b. June 23, 1743. 

27. — Osborn Pierson, b. ; d. in Ohio (traditionary). 

28. — Bartholomew Pierson, b. ; d. in Penn. (traditionary). 

29. — David Pierson, b. ; d. in Sharon, Ct. (traditionary). 

30. — 'Jonathan Pierson, Jun. ; b. i75i;m. Elizabeth Thomas; d. 

in Reading Sept. 7, 18 18. 
31. — Martha Pierson, 2d ; born March 4th, 1753. 

Nothing more is known of Martha and Elias. 

Mary Bates Pierson died in Derby Feb. 16, 1755, an< ^ Jona- 
than Pierson died in Ridgefield, Sullivan county, N. Y. 



Children of 16 Abraham Pierson, Jun., and Susannah 
Wooster. 

32. — Oliver Pierson, b. March 25, 1732 ; m. Hannah Peet. 

33. — Stephen Pierson, 4th, b. in 1738 ; d. in Newtown May 7, 1763, 

leaving a widow (Mary Camp ?) probably and dau. Sarah. 
34. — Elizabeth Pierson, who m. Samuel Wooster. 
SS. — Capt. David Pierson, b. Jan. 17, 1748; m. Lois Thompson, 

Oct. 29,1766. They settled in Amenia. 
36. — Abraham Pierson, ^d, b. Feb. n, 1746; m. Kesia Lines, of 

New Haven, July 2, 1767. 
37. — Avis Peirs on, b. Oct. 11, 175 1. 

The Woosters were from Milford, Ct. 

Abraham Pierson, Junior, d. in 1781. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY — THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATIONS. 7 

Children of 19 Stephen Pierson, 3d, and Hannah Hunson. 

She was b. March 7, 1721 ; dau. of John and Elizabeth Munson of 
Derby and grand-daughter of John and Hannah Munson of Brook- 
haven, L.I. In 1770 this Munson family had removed to New 
Concord, Albany Co., N. Y. They are descendants of Thomas 
Munson of New Haven, Conn. 

38. — Enoch Pierson, b. June 18, 1739, m Derby; m. Abigail 
Clogstone of Reading, Conn., Feb. n, 1761, in Newtown. 
She was b. March 22, 1738, in Reading. 
39. — Elijah Pierson, b. in Derby Dec. 26, 1740; d. young and un- 
married. 
40. — Rachel Pierson, b. in Derby Sept. 16, 1742; m. Henry Clin- 
ton. He d. in North Colebrook, Conn., April 15, 1814, in 
his 87th year. Rachel d. in North Colebrook June 26, 1815. 
They had a large family. Some of them emigrated to Newark 
Valley, Tioga Co., N. Y. 

41. — Daniel Pierson, b. April 29, 1744; m. . Was a soldier 

in the Revolutionary war ; left his wife for misconduct in his 
absence and took his two children and went west to parts 
unknown. 
42. — Eli Pierson, b. in Derby in 1750; m. Sarah Hinman of 
Derby. 

Stephen Pierson, 3d, d. in Derby in 1754, and his wid. m. Eli- 
jah Davis, who survived him and d. in Alford, Berkshire Co., Mass., 
Nov. 19, 18 1 5, leaving a large family. His will is dated Feb. 2, 
1 753. Jabez Davis was one of her sons, living in Alford. Hannah 
was her dau. She m. 1st Lewis, 2d Cline, 3d Mitchel in Egremont, 
North part. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 

Children of 22 Timothy Pierson and Elizabeth Couch, 

who were m. March 9, 1756, at Fairfield, Conn. 

43. — Sabary Pi&son, b. Feb. .26, 1758; m. Frances Andrews and 

removed tO i^ o wnrk, N. -L; had sons and daughters. 
44. — Abigail Pierson, b. April 20, 1760. 

45. — Daniel Pierson, b. March 30, 1762. Settled in Tioga Co.,N. Y. 
46. — Abraham Pierson, b. Feb. 20, 1764; m. Urana Starr. 



H PIERSON GENEALOGY — FOURTH GENERATION. 

47.— Samuel Pierson, b. Dec. 15, 1765. Was a doctor and resided 
in Columbus, O., and had a son, George M. Pierson. His 
father died when he was very young. He became a lawyer 
and member of congress. 

48. — Elijah Pierson, b. Feb. 6, 1768. He had two sons, Jared and 
Timothy, and one dau., Betsey, who m. Lemuel Adams of 
Reading, Conn. They had two sons, Lemuel and Stephen 
Adams. Timothy d. in Georgetown, Conn. 

49- — Betty Pierson, b. Nov. 7, 1770. 

50-— Hannah Pierson, b. Aug. 12, 1773. 

5 1 - — Eleanor Pierson, b. July 22, 1775. 

52. — Aaron Pierson, b. Jan. '12, 1779. 

Timothy Pierson d. in Reading, Conn., but resided for a time 

previously in Saugatuck, now Westport. His family opposed his 

marrying Miss Couch because she was poor. Many of this family 

spell their name Parsons. 



Children of 23 Nathan Pierson and Amy Smith. 

53. — David Pierson. 

54. — Thomas Pierson. 

55- — Abel Pierson, m. Hannah Fairchild. 

56. — Nathan Pierson, jicnior. Some Nathan Pierson, m. Sarah 

Fairchild. They had a son, William, who d.. Sept. 10, 181 1, 

aged 9 months. 
57. — Ruth Pierson. 
58. — Rebecca Pierson. 
59. — Sarah Pierson. 
60. — Hannah Pierson. 



Children of 30 Jonathan Pierson, junior, and Elizabeth 

Thomas of Norwalk, Conn. 

61.— Elias O. Pierson, 2d, b. 1780; d. in Weston Sept. 29, 1851 ; 

m. Abigail . 

62. — Samuel G. Pierson, b. 1785; d. in Reading Jan. 8, 1851 ; m. 

Hannah Hoyt. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY — FOURTH GENERATION. 9 

63. — Noah Picrson, b. Jan. 30, 1795; d. Jan. 23, 1885, in Liberty, 
Sullivan Co., N. Y.; m. Jan. 27, 1822, Harriet Sanford, b. 
March 26, 1798. She d. in Liberty May 16, 1849. Noah 
Pierson and his wife went from Reading, Conn., to Liberty, 
N. Y., where they died. She had four or five brothers, among 
whom were Samuel of Reading, Conn., and George. The 
latter went south. 

64. — Sarah Pierson, m. Turney Osborn of Norwalk, and had two 
sons, John, a teacher in Norwalk, and Gregory of Weston, 
Conn. 

65. — Phebe Pierson, m. Alfred Rockwell of Marcellus, Onondago 
Co., N. Y. 



Children of 32 Oliver Pierson and Hannah Peet. 

66. — Sarah Pierson, bap. Sept. 20, 1750; m. Baldwin. 

67.— Joseph Pierson (eldest son), m. Sarah Sizer of Middletown, 

Conn.; d. in Cazenovia, N. Y. 

68. — Anna Pierson, bap. July 25, 1756 ; m. Hotchkiss. 

69. — Amos Pierson, 2d, bap. Nov. 20, 1757; m. 1790, Sarah 

Johnson. 
70. — Huldah Pierson, bap. June 3, 1759. 
71. — Susannah Pierson, bap. May 9, 1762. 
72. — Hannah Pierson, bap. May 26, 1765. 
73. — Isaac Pierson, $d, bap. April 12, 1767. 
74. — Lucy Pierson, bap. August 21, 1768. 
75. — David Pierson, bap. Nov. 25, 1770; m. March 6, 1791, Anna 

Botsford. 



Children of 35 Capt. David Pierson and Lois Thompson. 

(They generally spelled their name Parsons.) 

76. — Sarah Pierson, b. Oct. 28, 1767 ; m. Samuel Falkner. 

77-— Joel Pierson, m. Phebe Baylos. 

78. — Thompson Pierson, m. Sally Welch. Settled in Chenango 

Co., N. Y. 
79- — David Pierson, d. at the Forks, N. Y., 12 miles from Bing- 

hamton. 
80. — Truman Pierson, m. Sally Barlo. He d. in Cairo, N. Y. 



IO PIERSON GENEALOGY — FOURTH GENERATION. 

8 1. — Joseph Pierson, m. Polly Darling. He d. at Amenia, N. Y., 
March 12, 1812, aged 34. She d. May 27, 1851, aged 67. 

82. — Henrietta Pierson, m. John Bayles of Catskill. 

83. — Lois Pierson, m. Samuel Hood of Amenia. 

84. — Betsey Pierson, m. Leman Bosworth and moved to Ohio. 

85* — Apame Pierson, m. John Palmer of Poughkeepsie. 

Capt. David Pierson d. in Amenia March 12, 181 2, in his 64th 

year. Lois Thompson Pierson d. March 7, 181 2, in her 62d year. 

She was dau. of Capt. Jabez Thompson (a sea captain) and his 

wife Sarah of Derby. Capt. Thompson was at one time 

wealthy, but lost his money. He resided about half way between 

Birmingham and Ansonia on the upper side of the road. 



Children of 36 Abraham Pierson, 3d, and Keziah Lines. 

86. — Susannah Pierson, b. March 10, 1768; m. May 17, 1790, 

Lewis Loveland. 
87. — Abraham Pierson, b. and d. same day. 
88. — Abraham Pierson, 4th, bap. July 29, 1781. 
89. — Lines Pierson, bap. May 23, 1773 ; d. in 1832 in Woodbridge. 

His children were Abraham, 5th, Jeremiah, Merritt, Lois and 

Harriet, who m. a Baldwin of Woodbridge. 
90. — Levi Pierson, b. March 25, 1771 ; m. Emily and lived 

in Orange. 
91. — Harriet Pierson, m. 2 E. Russell; resided in Orange, Conn., 

and had a large family. 
92. — Maty Pierson. 
93. — Patty Pierson. 
94. — Hamiah Pierson. 
95. — Amos Piers o?i. 

Abraham Pierson, 3d, d. in 1779-80, and had at his decease 
the following living children : Levi, Lines, Mary, Patty, Hannah 
and Amos, as appears by the records of the probate court. Keziah 
(Lines) Pierson d. in Woodbridge May 16, 1803. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY — FOURTH GENERATION. 

Children of $S Enoch Pierson and Abigail Clogstone. 

96. — Betsey Pierson, b. in Newtown, March 17, 1762; m. 



d. May 14, 1829; m. Dea. Calvin Peck of Greenwich. He d. 
Sept. 1, 1847. 
97. — Mary Wakeman Pierson, b. in Newtown Nov. 5, 1763; m. 
David Tryon of Nine Partners, N. Y., and removed to Middle- 
berg, Schoharie Co., N. Y. (New Connecticut). 
98. — Abigail Pierson, b. in Ellsworth Jan. 5, 1766; m. Joel Hoyt 

of Stanwich, Conn. 
99. — Amirillis Pierson, b. in Ellsworth Sept. 2, 1768; m. John 

Wells of Amenia, N. Y., and settled in Amsterdam, N. Y. 
100. — Stephen Pierson, b. August 21, 1 77 1, in Ellsworth ; m. Nov. 
14, 1790, Hannah Curtis of Danbury. He d. Dec. 9, 1839, 
(suicide with opium). She d. Feb. 3, 1844. 
101. — Enoch Pierson, junior, b. May 9, 1773, in Ellsworth ; m. Feb. 
8, 1795, Amy Studley of Ellsworth. He d. Sept. 10, 1835. 
She d. Feb. 9, 1846. 
102. — Freeman Washington Pierson, b. March 16, 1776; in Ells- 
worth at the homestead ; m. Mary Skiff of Ellsworth October, 
1797. She was b. Sept. 23, 1774, in Ellsworth. 
103. — Amideus Pierson, b. April 29, 1780, in Ellsworth ; m. Aurelia 
Miles, Watertown, Conn., Feb. 7, 1808. She was b. July 10, 
1784. 

Abigail Clogstone d. June 6, 1807, and Enoch m. 2d Abigail 
Royce (maiden name), wid. of Dea. Silas St. John Oct. 8, 1809. 
She d. Nov. 12, 1823. Enoch d. Oct. 1, 1827. Capt. Enoch, after 
the death of his father (being too young to enlist),went as a servant 
of an officer to Canada in the French war of 1755; returned, 
learned the carpenter's trade, worked in Newtown till he removed to 
Ellsworth April 9, 1764, and occasionally afterwards. He was 
appointed to line the Psalms in the Congregational Church of 
Ellsworth, was selectman and constable and represented Sharon in 
the General Assembly in October, 1795. The homestead he first 
purchased of John Jackson of 14 acres contained a house, barn and 
orchard. Capt. Enoch was five feet ten high, weight 180 pounds, 
slightly Roman nose, gray eyes and brown hair. Abigail, his first 
wife, was tall and bony, black eyes and hair and Roman nose. 



12 PIERSON GENEALOGY FOURTH GENERATION. 

Children of 40 Rachel Pierson and Henry Clinton. 
104. — Henry Clinton, d. in Wisconsin. 
105. — Sheldo?i Clinton, d. in Wisconsin. 
106. — Samuel Clinton, d. in Pennsylvania. 

107. — Lyman Clinton, 1st, d. in Newark Valley, Tioga county, N.Y. 
108. — Clara or Clarana, wife of Ira Andrus of Colebrook, Conn., 

d. there ; left a large family. 
109. — Elijah Pierson Clinton, bapt. April 18, 1762. 

Henry Clinton died in Colebrook, Conn., April 15, 1814, in 
his 87th year. He was a farmer and resided a while in New 
Milford, Conn. Rachel, his wife, died in Colebrook, Conn., June 
26, 1815 ; born in Derby Sept. 16, 1742. 

Children of 42' Eli Pierson, Sr., and Sarah Hinman. 
1 1 o. — Betsey Pierson. 

in. — Lewis Pierson, b. 1772 in Derby ; m. Esther Smith of Derby. 
1 1 2. — Sarah Pierson. 
113. — Lucy Pierson. A fine looking, intelligent young lady ; was 

thrown from a wagon and crippled for life ; had no use of her 

lower limbs, and occupied a swing bed the remainder of her 

days, which were not a few. 

All born in Derby (no dates). All died in South Egremont, 
Mass. The daughters never married. Eli Pierson died in Egre- 
mont May 22, 1822, aged 72 years. Occupation, farming. Sarah 
Hinman Pierson died in South Egremont, Mass., March 9, 1815, 
in her 68th year. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY — FIFTH GENERATION. I 3 

FIFTH GENERATION. 

Children of 45 Daniel Pierson. 

114. — Samuel Pierson, M. £>., settled in Columbus, Ohio. 

115. — Uriah Pierson. 

1 1 6. — Betty Pierson. 

117. — Clara Pierson. 

1 18. — Hannah Pierson. 

119. — Eunice Pierson. 

1 20. — Lydia Pierson. 

121. — Mary Pierson. 

122. — Daniel Pierson. 

1 2 z. — Burr Pierson. 



Children of 46 Abraham Pierson and Urana Starr. 
124. — Starr Pierson b. Feb. 15, 1793 ; d. in Newark. N. J., Jan. 25, 

1867 ; m. Elizabeth Spear of Bloomfield, N. J., Oct. 15, 1814. 

She was b. April 6, 1792 ; d. April 1. 1869. 
125. — Betsey Pierson m. Rufus H. Pickett of Ridgefield, Conn. 
126. — Laiira Pierson m. Moses S. Betts of Fairfield, Conn. 



Children of 55 Abel Pierson and Hannah Fairchild. 

127. — Nathan Pierson m. Sally Swift (some Nathan d. in Derby, 
Conn., Oct. 17, 1822, aged 40). 

128. — Hannah Pierson. 

\2<).—Abial Pierson m Dec. 25, 1S06, Irene Holbrook and re- 
moved to Burton, New Connecticut, Ohio. 

130. — Abel Pierson m. Merib Lyman and settled in Newark, N. J. 
They had children and grandchildren. 

l 3 l - — Sheldon Pierson b. in Derby 1791 ; m. Hepsey Peat. 

r 3 2 - — Sophia Pierson m. Bennet Hine of Naugatuck and d. leav- 
ing one son who has since died. 



14 PIERSON GENEALOGY FIFTH GENERATION. 

Children of 61 Elias O. Pierson and Abigail Fanton. 
133. — Charles Meeker Pierso?i b. in Reading, Conn., June t, 1815 ; 
d. in Weston, Aug. 2, 1888, and buried at Easton. He m. 
Huldah M. Somers . and had one child only, David Somers 
Pierson, who was b. Oct. 18, 1842. 



Children of 62 Samuel C. Pierson and Hannah Hoyt. 
134. — Daniel Pierson, who d. in Norwalk, Conn., 1875. 
135. — Andrew Pierson, who resides in Norwalk. 



Children of 63 Noah Pierson and Harriet Sanford. 
136. — Ebenezer S. Pierson b. Sept. 20, 1822 ; m. May 23, 1849, 

Harriet Griswold. A son, Thomas, lives at Walton, Delaware 

Co., N. Y., and another son, F. L. Pierson, is an engineer in a 

steam saw-mill in the same county (?). 
137. — Mary E. Pierson b. April 21, 1824; m. Eri Chamberlain 

Nov. 23, 1848. 
138. — John T. Pierson, b. Oct. 28, 1825 ; m. Martha Young, Nov. 

26, 1850. 
i$g.-^-Samnel G. Pierson, b. May 17, 1827 ; drowned Oct. 12,1846. 
140. — Sarah C. Pierson b. April 4, 1829; d. March 3, 1830. 
141. — Sarah C. Pierson, 2d, b. Dec. 11, 1830; m. James W. Smith 

May 14, i860. Smith resides in Iowa. 
142. — Noah B. Pierson b. Jan. 14, 1833 ; killed at Cedar Moun- 
tain Sept. 19, 1862. 
143. — Esther C. Pierson b. Sept. 22, 1835; m. John Brundage, 

Nov. 23, 1854. She died Sept. 6, 1869. 
144. — Alfred R. Pierson b. Aug. 31, 1837 ; killed at the battle of 

Cedar Mountain Aug. 9, 1862. 
145. — Le Grand Pierson b. Jan. 17, 1840; d. May 11, 1840. 
146. — Hannah E. Pierson b. April 8, 1841 ; m. John F. Burch 

March 5, 1859, and d. Feb. 12, 1865. 
147. — Harriet A. Pierson b. March 9, 1843 ; m. Arthur McKinney 

Dec. 3, 1873. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY FIFTH GENERATION. I 5 

Children of 67 Joseph Pierson and Sarah Sizer. 

148. — Oliver Pierson settled in Monticello, N. Y. 

149. — Abel Pierson lived with his father in Cazenovia, N. Y. 

150. — William Pierson b. May 18, 1775 ; m. Betsey Sawyer of 
Cornwall, Conn.; d. in Illyria, O. A story is told of his hav- 
ing bitten a rattlesnake with his teeth. His wife died in Corn- 
wall, Conn. 

151. — Sarah Pierson bap. April 28, 1782. 

152. — Martin Pierson. 

153. — Reuben Pierson. 

154. — Josiah Pierson. 

155. — Isaac Pierson. 

156. — David Pierson. 

157. — Polly Pierson. 

158. — Ichabod Spencer Pierson, a lawyer of Utica. N. Y. 

159. — Ruby Pierson. 

160. — Lucy Pierson. 

Children of 77 Joel Pierson and Phebe Bayles. 

161. — Orrin Pierson m. Betsey Prosier. 
162. — A us tin Pierson. 
163. — Jabez Pierson. 

164. — Milton Pierson. 

165. — Eli Pierson. 
166. — Laura Pierson. 
167. — Phebe Pierson. 
168. — Anna Pierson. 

169. — Paulina Pierson d. at the manor unm. 
170. — George Pierson, resided in Wayne Co., Pa. 

Children of 80 Truman Pierson and Sally Barlo. 
H l - — Electa Pierson m. Richmond of Cairo, Greene Co., 

N. Y. 

172.— Barlozo Pierson m. Barker of Catskill, N. Y. 

1 7 3- — Sanford Pierson. 



1 6 PIERSON GENEALOGY FIFTH GENERATION. 

174. — Sarah Pierson m. Bevins. 

175. — Eunice Boyd Pierson m. William H. Hayes. 

176. — Joel Pierson rem. to Ohio. 

177. — Philo Pierson rem. to Ohio. 

178. — Clark Pierson rem. to Ohio. 

179. — Harriet Pierson m. Lockwood of N. Y. city. 

Children of 81 Joseph Pierson and Polly Darling. 
180. — Parne I Pierson b. Feb. 13, 1802; m. Henry Bird; has son, 

Milo. 
181. — Julia Pierson b. Feb. 20, 1804; m. Augustus Jarvis. 
182. — Warren Pierson b 1805; m. Caroline Rowe. He was 

killed Aug. 1, 1872, by a two-year-old bull in Amenia. His 

wife d. of cancer June 5, 1885, aged 71. 
183. — Almira Pierson b. Nov. 11, 1809; d. April 16, ; m. 

Milton Andrews. 
184. — Mary Allen Pierson b. Nov. 11, 1812 ; m. George Delevan ; 

d. Oct. 7, 1876. 

Children of 96 Betsey Pierson and Calvin Peck of Green- 
wich. 

185. — Polly Peck b. Aug. 18, 1785, in Greenwich; m. Luther 
Chaffee of Ellsworth. She died in Ellsworth April 5, 1866. 

186. — Enoch Pierson Peck b. in Greenwich Nov. 14, 1787 ; m. Mary 
Peck of Greenwich He died Aug. 24. 1858, in Sharon. 

187. — George Whitfield Peck b. in Ellsworth Dec. 5, 1789; m. 1st 
Hannah Lockwood of Watertown, Conn. ; 2d Charlotte Peck 
of Greenwich. He died in Greenwich Jan. 25, 1870. 

188. — Sarah Peckb. Oct. 7, 1 791, in Ellsworth; m. Lewis Peck of 
Greenwich. She died Sept. 10, 187 1, in Ellsworth. 

189. — Amirillis Peckb. Dec. 10. 1794; d. Nov. 8. 1828, unm. 

190. — Betsey Peck b. Jan. 29, 1797 ; m. John Wells, Jun., of Am- 
sterdam, N. Y. She died in Amsterdam. 

191. — Laura Peck b. Dec. 19, 1798; m. John Hennings of New 
York. She died Aug. 29, 187 1, in Ellsworth, a widow. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY FIFTH GENERATION. I 7 

192. — John Calvin Peckh. Oct. 14, 1800; m. Sarah Van Loan of 
Athens, N. Y. He died Dec. 17, 1846. 

193. — Samuel Ferris Peck b. Dec. 7, 1802; m. Laura Ann Pierson. 
He died Sept. 3, 1864. This family is extinct. Laura Ann 
Pierson died Dec. 25. 1880. Her daughter, Charlotte, and 
grand-daughter, Charlotte, both died before her. 

Children of 97 Hary Wakeman Pierson and David Tryon 

oi Nine Partners, N. Y. 

194. — Betsey Tryon m. 1st George Brownell, 2d Lyman Seeley. 

195. — Amelia Tryon m. Judson Tyrrel and removed to Fowler, 

Trumbull Co., Ohio. 
196. — Aurelia Tryon m. Lewis Evans and removed to Michigan. 
197. — Oliver Tryon m. Huldah Benedict of Schoharie Co., N. Y.^ 
198. — Alma Tryon m. Headley Spencer of Schoharie Co., N. Y. 
199. — Phebe Tryon m. Amos Sanford of Schoharie Co., N. Y. 
200. — Freeman Tryon m. Phebe Tallman. 
201. — Eunice Tryon m. Peter Shaver. 
202. — Harriet Tryon m. 1st Headley Spencer, 2d James Borden, 

and removed to Illinois. 
203. — David Tryon m. Mary Benedict. 
204 — Stephen Tryon m. Effa Hilts. 
205. — Enoch Tryon m. Percy Maker, and 6 more died too young 

to name. 

Mary Wakeman Pierson was named after the Wakemans of 
Fairfield, Conn. ; her mother was Abigail Clogstone. Nicholas 
Clogstone married Mary Wakeman of Fairfield, a near relative of 
Rev. Wakeman of Fairfield 



Children of 98 Abigail Pierson and Joel Hoyt. 

206. — Mehetabel Hoyt b. June 16, 1791; d. Jan. 29th, 1S10. unm. 

207. — Freeman Hoyt ' b. Jan. 16, 1795; d. in Stanwich March 16. 
1869, aged 74 years and 2 months^ m. Lorina Finch. No chil- 
dren. She died in Stanwich Mar. 21, 1861, aged 81. 



1 8 PIERSON GENEALOGY FIFTH GENERATION. 

Joel Hoyt was drowned in the river June 6, 1805, aged 49 
years 2 months and 20 days. Abigail, his wife, d. in Stanwich Aug. 
1, 1848, in her 84th year. This Hoyt family were buried in their 
family burying ground on their farm in Stanwich and are extinct. 

Children of 99 Amirillis Pierson and John Wells. 

208. — Abigail Wells. 

209. — Anna Wells. 

210. — Julia Wells. 

211. — John Wells, Jun. 

213. — Almena Wells. 

214. — Pierson Wells d. when 15 years old in Amsterdam, N. Y. 

All the above children were born in Nobletown, N. Y., but the 
family moved to Amsterdam where both parents died. John Wells 
bought a farm and paid for it ; got a bad title and lost it. Then 
he bought it of the rightful owner and paid for it again. 

Children of 100 Stephen Pierson and Hannah Curtis. 

215. — Ada Pierson b. June 16, 1792 ; d. Jan. 9, 1813, unm. 

216. — Abigail Pierson b. April 28, 1794; m. Lewis Burr Sturges 

(his 2d wife), and died without issue. (His 1st wife was 

Abels, 3d Wid. McMurtry.) 

217. — Zilla Pierson, b. April 5, 1796; m. Clark Sherwood. She 
died Sept. 2, 1843, aged 47 years and 5 months. 

218. — Miritta Pierson b. Jan. 5, 1798; d. Jan. 14, 1813, unm. 

219. — Stephen Curtis Pierson b. Nov. 19, 1799; d. Feb. 13, 1869; 
m. Sabra Heath, Nov. 19, 1822, in Sharon. She was born 
April 6, 1798. 

220. — Betsey Maria Pierson b. Oct. 9, 1801 ; m. 1st Joseph Heath, 
2d Alexander Conn. 

221. — Lucy Pierson b. March 26, 1805; d. July 2, 1805. 

222.--Lucy Lovina Pierson b. March 31, 1807 ; d. Nov. 16, 1809. 

223. — Heman King Pierson b. Dec. 22, 1808; m. Janette Upson 
of Watertown, Conn. She died Jan. 27, 1884, in Tallmadge, 
Ohio. He died Oct. 31. 1890, in Ashtabula, Ohio, of soften- 
ing of the brain. Both buried in Tallmadge. 



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PIERSON GENEALOGY FIFTH GENERATION. I 9 

224. — Noah Seth Pierson b. Feb. 26, i8ti ; m. 1st Susan Lattison; 
2d, Feb. 21, 1864, Mary E. Fuller, who was b. Aug. 9, 1845, 
in Unadilla, Otsego Co., N. Y. He died in Unadilla May 1, 
1875, and the widow married again. 



Children of 101 Enoch Pierson, Jun., and Amy Studley. 

225. — Polly Pierson, m. Philander Hatch of New Preston ; d. with- 
out children. 

226. — Ruth Pierson, d. unm. 

227. — Amy Pierson, twin with Ruth, m. Burr Camp of New Pres- 
ton, Conn. 

228. — Mary Ann Pierson, d. March 6, 1846, unm. 

229. — Caroline Pierson, m. Dr. Russel Everett and d. April 13, 
1852. She had two sons (a) Enoch Pierson Everett, who m. 
1st Helen Sophronia Everett, dau. of Dea. Wm. Everett and 
Sarah Gordon. They had two children, Frank Everett and 
William Everett. Enoch P. Everett m. 2d Emily Goodenough 
and has three children, Helen, Alice and Florence Everett. 
(b) Richard Floyd Everett, who m. Catharine St. John, dau. of 

Henry St. John and Wheeler, his first wife. 

101 Enoch Pierson, Jun., had no sons. He had blue eyes, 

dark hair, was six feet high and weighed over two hundred pounds. 

Children of 102 Freeman Washington Pierson and Hary 
Skiff. 

230. — John Pierson, b. Nov. 6, 1799, in Ellsworth, at the old home- 
stead; m. Sarah Lockwood of Greenwich, Conn., Nov. 30, 
182 1. She was b. Sept. 19, 1799, m Greenwich. 

231. — Betsey Pierson, b. Jan. 17, 1802, at the old homestead; m. 
1st Edmund Miles Bennett of Sharon, Oct. 4, 1818; he was b. 
Nov. 22, 1796, in Sharon and was killed blasting in a well in 
Ellsworth Sept. 10, 1830. 2d Charles Lockwood of Green- 
wich April 3, 1842 ; he was b. April 13, 1797, and d. in Green- 
wich Sept. 28, 1852. Betsey d. in Sharon March 26, 1885; 
buried in Ellsworth ; no children. 






20 PIERSON GENEALOGY FIFTH GENERATION. 

232. — Daniel Pierson, b. Sept. 14. 1804, in Ellsworth; m. Electa 

Ann Reed of Sharon Sept. 15, 1828, b. Feb. 18, 1808. 
233. — Paulina Pierson, b. March 15, 1806 ; m. Ethan Lord of Ells- 
worth Nov. 20, 1827. 
234. — Mary Louisa Pierson, b. Dec. n, 181 2; m. Augustus L. 
Peck of Ellsworth Jan. 6, 1841. He died Jan. 22, 1883, of 
dropsy. She died Sept. 6, 1888 : buried in Ellsworth ; no 
children. 

Mary Skiff died Nov. 18, 1846, and Freeman Washington 
Pierson married 2d Miss Maria Boardman, who survived him and 
died in Bridgewater. He died July 21, 1861, of a shock of palsy ; 
never spoke again. He was five feet ten high, weighed 196, eyes 
black, hair dark, which he lost by fever and became bald. His 
breast measure was 42 inches in his old age and after he had lost 
his flesh. Mary Skiff, mother of all his children, was about five 
feet four high, weighed 200, blue eyes and dark brown hair. He 
was a well read, intellectual man and often selectman and constable. 

Children of 103 Amideus Pierson and Aurelia Miles. 

235. — Laura Ann Pierson, b. July 29, 1810 ; m. Samuel F. Peck 
(her cousin). Shed. Dec. 25, 1880. Her husband, dau. Char- 
lotte and grand-daughter Charlotte died before her. 
236. — Charles Miles Pierson, b. March 13, 181 2 ; d. unm. in Nor- 
folk, Conn., Aug. 2, 1872 ; buried in Ellsworth. 
237. — Almira Pierson, b. March 6,1815. She was 2d wife of Henry 

St. John, son of Silas St. John and Olive Barstow. 
238. — Aurelia Pierson, m. Wm. E. Marsh. 

239. — Pluma B. Pierson, m. Horace Stannard of Norfolk, Conn. 
240. — Cordelia Pierson, d. unm. 
241. — Lsabel Pierson, m. Ebenezer M. Johnson of Cornwall. 

Amideus Pierson died July 31, 1866. His wife died. Jan. 13, 
1 87 1, aged 86 years, 6 months and 3 days. Both buried in Ells- 
worth. She was dau. of Richard Miles and Margaret Scott. The 
Miles] are descended from Richard Miles, who landed in Boston 
and removed thence to New Haven, Conn. Isabella has two child- 
ren, daughter Olive and son Harry. Pluma has no children, nor 
Aurelia M. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY FIFTH GENERATION. 2 1 

Children of 1 1 1 Lewis Pierson and Esther Smith of Derby 

(spelling the name Parsons). 

242. — Elijah Pierson, b. in 1798; d. unm. in South Egremont, 
Mass., April 5, 1861 (suicide) ; wagon maker. 

243. — Eli Pierson, Jun. (blacksmith), b.in 1799] m. Clarissa Tuller. 

244. — Maria Pierson, d. of palsy unm. in Egremont. 

245. — Esther Pierson, m. Charles Beers and had four children, viz : 
Eliza Ann, Maria, Frank and Fanny. This family reside in 
the state of New York — Marcellus, Onondago county. 

246. — Anna Pierson, b. in 1806 ; d. Aug. 30, 1833, unm. 

247. — Leivis Smith Pierson, b. in Egremont ; m. Elizabeth Board- 
man of Sheffield, Mass. 

248. — Sarah Pierson, 2d wife of David Stillman of Sheffield ; had 
a dau. d. young and unm. and a son Charles, who m. Del. 
Curtis of Sheffield and removed after the death of his parents 
to California. He has a daughter. David and Sarah Stillman 
were both murdered by a mulatto in their home at Sheffield 
Nov. 29, 1877, Thanksgiving evening, for which he was hung. 
Lewis Pierson died in Egremont May 10, 1859. Esther Smith 

(his wife) died Oct. 4, 1829, aged 54. She was a daughter of Elijah 

Smith of Oxford. Her son, Eli, learned the blacksmith trade of 

her brother, Isaac Smith of Oxford. 



22 PIERSON GENEALOGY SIXTH GENERATION. 

SIXTH GENERATION. 

Children of 124 Starr Pierson and Elizabeth Spear. 

250. — Caroline Pierson, b. March 12, 1 816; 2d wife (prob.) of 

Moses G. Betts. 
251. — William Pierson, b. Dec. 20, 181 7. 
252 

253 
2 54 

2 55 
256 

257 
258 



— Charles Pierson, b. March 6, 1820 ; resides in Newark, N. J. 

— Walter Pierson, b. Dec. 25, 1822 ; resides in Newark, N. J. 

— Laura Pierson, b. April 13,1824; resides in Bloomfield,N. J- 
— Rev. Benjamin Pierson, b. Jan. 6, 1826 ; did live in Michigan. 

— Cyrus Pierson, b. March 18, 1828; lives in Bloomfield. 
— Abraham Pierson, b. Aug. 3, 1830; resides in Newark. 

— Henry Clay Pierson b. May 12, 1833 ; resides in Newark. 



Children of 127 Nathan Pierson and Sally Swift. 

259.— John Swift Pierson, d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 21, 1874; m. 

Eliza Jennings of Fairfield, Conn., who d. young, leaving a 

son, John Augustus Pierson. 
260. — Abel Pierson, d. unm. 
261. — Edward Pierson, m. Sarah Bennett and had one dau., Sarah 

Medora Bennett, who d. July, 1879, unm. 
262. — Abigail Pierson, d. unm. 
263. — Martha B. Pierson, m. Augustus Studwell. 

Children of 131 Sheldon Pierson and Hepsey Post. 

264. — William R. Pierson of Nichols Farms, m. Oct. 4, 1846, 
Augusta Wheeler. Had children, 1 Mary Augusta Pierson 
(who m. Sept. 26, 1866, Lorenzo B. Nichols, who d. Oct. 5. 
1876) ; 2 America Pierson, and 3 Sarah Medora Pierson. 

265. — Sheldon P. Pierson, Jr., m. Lydia J. Hawley; no children. 
He lived in Trumbull. 

Children of 150 William Pierson and Betsey Sawyer. 

266. — Polly Pierson, b. Feb. 28, 1801 ; m. John Slade and had two 
children, Merritt Slade, who m. Sarah Wedge and resides in 
Cornwall, and Michael Slade. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY SIXTH GENERATION. 2$ 

267. — Paulina Pier son, b. Nov. 19, 1803 ; m. Roswell Perry. Shu 

died in Winsted, Conn. 
268. — Maria Pier son, b. Feb. 16, 1807. 
269. — Cornelia Pierson, b. Sep. 29, 1809; m. Joseph Driggs. She 

died in Michigan. 
270. — Ruby Pierson., b. March 5, 18 13. 
271. — Clark Pierson, b. March 12, 1817. m. 
272. — Oliver Pierson. b. Oct. 29, 1821. He resided in Ohio and 

had a son, William H. Pierson and a daughter, Adelia, who 

m. Gardiner and resides in Kansas. 



Children of 161 Orrin Pierson and Betsey Prosier. 
273. — Austin Pierson, m. Betsey Weaver. 
274. — Jabez Pierson, m. Catharine Prosier. 

275. — Milton Pierson, m. Eliza . 

276. — Eli Pierson, died in Hudson unm. 

277. — Laura Pierson, m. 1st Joel Westfall and had two sons; m. 2d 

Abiah Palmer and had one son, Abiah Palmer. 
278.- -Phebe Pierson, resides in Hudson, unm. 
279 — Anna Pierson, m. and soon died. Left no heirs. 

Note. — Laura Pierson Palmer's son, Abiah W. Palmer, was 
president of the bank ; m. Miss Yeomans of Westfield, Mass. He 
died and she m. again. Laura Pierson Palmer was shot at through 
a window in the evening— just before Abiah, Jr., was born. The 
object was to destroy the heir prospective. The charge of shot 
just grazed the top of her head and failed of its purpose. It 
frightened her but did not seriously injure her or heir. The would 
be murderer (a man named Palmer) was arrested and convicted. 

Children of 182 Warren Pierson (or Parsons) and Caro= 
line Rowe. 

280. — Theron W. Pierson, b. April 9, 1838; m. Feb. 28, 186 1, 
Mary C. Burton, who was b. June 27,1840, and resides (1887) in 
Washington, D. C. They have two children, Warren, b. Jan. 
2, 1862, and Harry, b. Feb. 16, 187 1. 



24 PIERSON GENEALOGY SIXTH GENERATION. 

28 r. — Charles A. Pier son, m. Oct. 6, 1874. Julia Smith; b. Dec. 
27. 1842; resided in 1884 in Amenia. They have two child- 
ren, Carrie, b. Mar. 26, 1877, and George, b. Sept. 5, r88o. 

282. — Frank Pierson, b. May 28, 1851 ; d in Amenia May 17,1881. 

283. — Frances Pierson, b. May 28, 185 1 (twin with Frank). 

Children of 217 Zillah Pierson and Clark Sherwood. 

284. — Stephen Pierson Sherwood, b. Jan. 28, 181 4. 
285. — Mary Shenvood, b. July 26, 181 7 ; d. April 5, 1823. 
286. — Henry Sherwood, b. Mar. 24, 181 9; d. May 27, 1820. 
287. — Seth Curtis Shenvood. b. Sept. 10, 182 1; d. Dec 24, 1857. 
288. — Lois Ann Shenvood, b. July 19, 1827. 

Clark Sherwood died Feb. 19, 1854, aged 65 years. 

Stephen P. Sherwood and Mary Hitchcock were married July 
13, 1834. She died Feb. 6. 1855. Wm. Henry Sherwood, their 
son, was born April 13, 1835, and died March 28, 1852. Merritt E. 
Sherwood was born June 30. 1840, and resides in 1891 in New 
Milford. Stephen P. Sherwood and Jerusha Stark were married 
Oct. 10, 1855. She died Sept. 16, 1872, aged 54. Mary Eliza 
Sherwood was born Jan. 10, 1857, and was the wife of Charles 
Townsend of Pawling, N. Y. Frederick Sherwood was born Jan. 
9, i860, and died July 16, 1869. 

Children of 219 Stephen Curtis Pierson and Sabra Heath. 

289. — Henry Clark Pierson, b. June 6, 1823, in Ellsworth. 

290. — Marilla Cecilia Pierson. b. July 13, 1826, in Ellsworth; m. 

May 18, 1847, Alonzo Kingsley of New Preston, who was b. 

Oct. 3, 1828. 
292. — Milo Curtis Pierson, b. July 13, 1828. He m. Mary Maria 

Elmore Feb. 20, 1866, an Irish girl of Albany; no children. 

He committed suicide by stabbing himself in the heart — a bad 

case of heart disease — June 24, 1890, aged 61 yrs., n mos., 

and 11 days. 
293. — Amelia Jane Pierson, b. Aug. 6, 1833, in Ellsworth ; m. Aug. 

1, 1856, in Patterson, N. Y., James Harvey Moore. She died 



PIERSON GENEALOGY SIXTH GENERATION. 25 

in New Preston of pneumonia Jan. 8, 18S5. Jas. H. Moore 
was born in Sharon Jan. 30, 1833. Their children were Rob- 
ert Moore, who m. ; John, who m. ; and Es- 

telle, who m. Warner, a blacksmith of New Preston. 

294. — Charles Elmore Pierson, b. April 15, 1835; d. young in 
Eugene, Ind. 

295. — Stephen Curtis Pierson, b. August 26, 1838 ; d. young in 
Eugene, Ind. 
Sabra Heath Pierson (who was dau. of Obadiah Heath and 

Diana Waller) d. in Eugene, Vermillion Co., Indiana, Sept. 4, 1838, 

Stephen Curtis Pierson m. 2d Sarah Cooper, who was b. in Ellsworth 

and d. there Aug. 14, 1888, aged 82 yrs. 

Children of 223 lieman King Pierson and Janette Upson. 

296. — Fredrick Pierson, d. young and u'nra. 

297. — Almira Pierson, d. young and unra. 

298. — Elizabeth Pierson, b. Sept. 11, 1837 ; m. Sept. 6, 1857, James 

H. Bailey, who was b. Oct. 9, 1835. She died in North East, 

Mass. 

Children of 224 Noah Seth Pierson and Susan Lattison. 

299. — Charlotte Pierson, m. Fox. 

300. — Edwin Pierson, d. young and unm. 

301. — James Pierson., m. Miss Howe of Cornwall. 

302. — Adelbert Pierson. 

Children of 224 Noah Seth Pierson and Mary E. Fuller. 

303. — Nettie Jane Pierson. b. Feb'y 24, 1865 ; m. Wm. Ostrander. 
304. — Evaline Pierson, b. July 6, 1869 ; m. Edward Nichols. 
305.— Stephen Curtis Pierson, b. Aug. 27, 1872 ; unm. 



Children of 230 John Pierson and Sarah Lockwood. 

306. — Frederick Lockwood Pierson, b. Sept. 23, 1822, at the old 
homestead ; all the rest of this family were born at the Stewart 
place (now, 1894, occupied by Charles Sabins). 



26 PIERSON GENEALOGY SIXTH GENERATION. 

307. — Mary Elizabeth Pierson, b. Nov. ig, 1823 ; m. Charles B. 
Bates of Sharon mountain April 27, 1843, and died in Kent 
May 25, 1844; buried in Sharon. 
308. — Harriet Louisa Pierson, b. Feb. 17, 1826; m. Henry Kirke 
White of White Hollow Nov. 26, 1851, and had Josephine, 
Elizabeth, Albert Pierson and Frances Louisa, all born in 
Sharon Great Hollow. 
309. — John Albert Pierson, b. April 6, 1828 ; m. widow Jane Groes- 
beck (maiden name Jane Briggs) of Saratoga, N.Y., and had one 
son, Albert Briggs, b. in Torrington. Conn., and drowned there. 
310. — Caroline Pierson, b. Aug. 7, 1830; m. Frederick A. Hotch- 
kiss of Sharon Valley March 27, 1850 ; she died in Bridgeport 
Dec. 18, 1867, and was buried in Sharon. Their children were 
Mary, Cartie, Louisa, Franklin Augustus, and Hattie. Mary 
married Henry Hill of Reading, Conn.; Frank m. Gil- 
lette of Sharon ; Hattie m. McKelvie. 

311. — Sarah Augusta Pierson, b. Feb. 13, 1833 ; m. Marcus Coon 
Oct. 26, 1853, and died in Bridgeport Aug. 27, 1866 ; buried 
in Sharon ; no heirs. 
312. — Frances Aphelia Pierson, b. Dec. 5, 1834 ; m. Josiah Hawley 
Mills of North East, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1856. They had one son, 
who died young, and Emma Cordelia. 
313. — Cordelia Pierson, b. Nov. 5, 1837; unmarried. 
314. — Augustus Pierson, b. Oct. 31, 1840; d. Aug. 8, 1842. 

John Pierson d. in Stanwich Dec. 14, 1888, at 3:30 p. m. ; 
buried in Stanwich. Sarah Lockwood d. in Stanwich May 21, 1883, 
in Amenia of typhoid pneumonia; buried in Stanwich. John Pierson 
was 5 ft. 8 in. high, weight 150 lbs - , hair dark brown, gray eyes, 
■nose slightly roman. Sarah Lockwood was above average height, 
weight 175 lbs., hair dark reddish-brown, blue eyes. The Lock- 
woods are descended from Robert Lockwood and Susannah St.John, 
who were in Watertown, Mass., in 1630. Sarah's father was Frederick 
Lockwood and her mother was Deborah Reynolds, dau, of Nathan- 
iel Reynolds and Sarah Lockwood {this Sarah Lockwood was sister 
of Thaddeus Lockwood]. Frederick Lockwood's father was Jona- 
than and his mother was Mercy Finch of New Canaan, Conn. Jon- 



PIERSON GENEALOGY SIXTH GENERATION. 2"] 

athan was son of Still John Lockwood, son of Jonathan, ist, son 
of Robert. Jonathan, son of Still John, had Jonathan, Frederick 
[this Frederick was the author's mother's father], Mary, Mercy,Sarah, 
Elizabeth, Silas, Amos and Hannah. Mary Ferris, dau. of Geoffrey 
Ferris of Stamford, was the wife of Jonathan ist of Greenwich. 
Robert and Edmund Lockwood, brothers, came over to America 
in Gov. Winthrop's fleet in 1630. 

Children of 232 Daniel Pierson and Electa Ann Reed. 

315. — George Benjamin Pierson, b. in Sharon March 27, 1830. 
316. — Julia Ann Pierson, b. Nov. 27, 1833 ; srie died in Ohio Sept. 

13, 1835. 

Daniel died in Ellsworth, at the homestead April 13, 1854, of 
typhoid fever. Electa Ann Reed, who was dau. of Benjamin Reed 
and Prudence Smith, formerly of Darien,died in Independence, Iowa, 
Sept. 20th, 1885, and was insane in her last days. Daniel studied 
law and was admitted to the bar at Litchfield after he was 40 years 
old. He was a good scholar and had an uncommon good memory. 
Size 5ft. Sin. high, hair dark brown, eyes black, weight 184 lbs. 

Children of 233 Paulina Pierson and Ethan Lord. 
317. — A son, who died young. 
318. — Marietta Lord, b. in Ellsworth; resides unm. in Gorham, 

Ontario Co., N. Y. (p. o. Bushville.) 
319. — Flora Louisa Lord, b. in Ellsworth; m. Frank Foster Feb. 

25, 1879, and resides in Gorham. 

Ethan Lord d. Feb. 23, 187 1, in Gorham; hurt by being 
thrown from a wagon and died soon after. Paulina Pierson, his 
wife, died Jan. 3, 1892, in Gorham. ' 

Children of 237 Almira Pierson and Henry St. John. 

320. — Charles Pierson St. John, b. Aug. 20, 1839 '■> m - Ella Benson, 
dau. of Benj. Benson and Chloe Nodine, dau. of John Nodine. 

32i.—Aurelia Miles St. John, b. June 5, 1844; m. Wiiliam Everett 
Marsh, son of Elijah Marsh and Lucretia Marvin ; no children. 



28 PIERSON GENEALOGY SIXTH GENERATION. 

322. — Cordelia M. St. John, b. April 8, 1846; d. April 4, 1853. 

323. — Plu?na Barstow St. John, b. Dec. 30, 1848; m. Horace L. 
Stannard of Norfolk, Conn. ; no children. 

324. — Isabel St. John, born Nov. 17, 1859, m. Ebenezer M. John- 
son of Cornwall, Conn., and has two children, a daughter 
(Olive) and a son (Harry). 

Children of 243 Eli Pierson, Jr., and Clarissa Tuller. 

325. — Emmeline Pierson, m. Levi Baldwin ; resides in California. 
326 

327 
328 

3 2 9 
33o 
33i 
332 
333 



— Margaret Pierson, m. Hawley. 

— William Eli Pierson, d. Aug. 29, 1857, in his 21st year. 
— ■ George C. Pierson. 
— John L. Pierson. 

— Foster E. Pierson. 
— Sanford W. Pierson. 

— Charles Pierson. 
— Albert Pierson. 

All the above were born in Egremont, Conn., and all who are 
living reside in California. Both Eli Pierson and his wife died in 
Egremont — he May 4, i860. 

Mrs. Sarah Stillman is authority for saying that the Wakemans 
and Beers were cousins of the Piersons, through the Clogstones — 
they being connected. 

Children of 247 Lewis Smith Pierson and Elizabeth 
Boardman, 

334. — George L. Pierson. m. Mary Hogin's of Sheffield ; resides at 

Canaan Depot and has two sons. 
335. — Sarah Pierson, m. Hopkins Candee of Sheffield. 
336. — Levi Pierson, m. Mary E. Andrews of Northfield, Ct. 
337. — Arthur Pierson, m. and resides at Ashley Falls. 



PIERSON GENEALOGY — SIXTH GENERATION. 

Children of 129 Abial Pierson and Irene Holbrook. 

338. — Julius Egbert Pierson, bap. May 1, 1814, in Derby. 
339. — David Holbrook Pierson, bap. May 12, 18 16, in Derby. 
340. —Melissa Holbrook Pierson, bap. Aug. 23, 1818, in Derby. 

341. — Irene Piers on. bap. Oct. 27. 

342. — Nathan Josiah Pierson, bap. Sep. 5, 1826, in Derby. 
This family removed to Burton, Ohio. 



3<D PIERSON GENEALOGY — SEVENTH GENERATION. 

SEVENTH GENERATION. 

Children of 264 William R.Pierson and Augusta Wheeler. 

(William R. Pierson was b. Nov. 8, 18 18 ; Augusta Wheeler was b. 
Nov. 2, 1822.) This family now reside at Nichols Farms, Conn. 
400. — Mary Augusta Pierson, b. Sept. 26, 1847 ; m. Sept. 26. 

1866, Lorenzo B. Nichols, who d. Oct. 5, 1876. 
401. — A?nerica Pierson b. Feb. 25, 1850, unmarried. 
402. — Sarah Medot a Pierson b. March 28, 1852, d. Aug. 20, 1854. 

Children of 289 Henry Clark Pierson and Charity Slocum. 

They were married at Pawlings, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1851. Charity 
Slocum was b. in Pawling, May 13, 1823. Henry C. Pierson d. 
in Tonawanda, Erie Co., N. Y., Oct. 27, 1864. 
403. — Emma Pierson b. at Millville, Orleans Co., N. Y., Dec. 25, 

1852. 
404. — Mary Elizabeth Pierson b. April 10, 1858, d. May 17, 1859. 
405. — Henry Clark Pierson, b. in Tonawanda, N.Y., Nov. 7, 1864. 
406. — Emma Pierson, m. Sept. 14, 1873, R. J. Dean. 

Children of 298 Elizabeth Pierson and James H. Bailey. 

407. — Nettie B. Bailey, b. March 14, i860. 
408. — Minnie A. Bailey, b. July 23, 1862. 
409. — Lillie A. Bailey, b. April 18, 1865. 
410. — Franeis E. Bailey, b. July 24, 1868. 

Children of ^o*) Frederick Lockwood Pierson and Susan 
Skiff. 

They were m. at Ellsworth, Conn., February 2, 185 1. Mrs. 
Pierson was b. March 2, 1832. Frederick L. Pierson is five feet 
eight inches high ; weight, one hundred and sixty pounds; eyes gray 
and hair light brown. Mrs. Pierson is five feet four inches ; weight, 
one hundred and thirty six pounds; eyes and hair black. 
411. — Mary Pierson, b. July 10, 1852, m. Oct. 26, 1875, Joseph 



PIERSON GENEALOGY— SEVENTH GENERATION. 3 1 

White. Shed. May 13, 1888. He d. April 14, 1889. They 

left a daughter, Clara Louisa White, b. May 28, 1883. 
412. — Edward Pierson, b. March 3, 1856, m. Jennie Landon. She 

d. May 22, 1891, without issue. 
413. — Eliza Pierson, b. April 19, i860, m. Jan. 2, 1895, Marshall 

B. Hopkins. 
414. — George Pierson, b. Oct. 26, 1867, d. unmarried Mar. 1, 1894. 



Children of 315 Dr. George Benjamin Pierson and Sophia 
W. Edgecomb, his 2nd wife. 

He m. first Elizabeth Hatch of Kent, who d. in six months 
after marriage. He married second Sophia W. Edgecomb, May 
26, 1859, at Independence, Iowa. She was b. Dec. 29, 1841. Dr. 
Geo. B. Pierson studied medicine with Dr. Hatch of Kent, Conn. ; 
practiced awhile in Middlebury, Conn ; removed thence to Inde- 
pendence, Iowa, after the death of his father; practiced at Inde- 
pendence for a time, keeping a drug store ; enlisted in a Cavalry 
Regiment during the war. and afterwards removed to Hooper, 
Nebraska. 
415. — Charles Herbert Pierson, b. Oct. 16, i860, in Independence, 

Iowa. 
416. — Laura Winslow Pierson, b. Dec. 11, 1864. in Independence, 

Iowa, m. in Colorado, Oct. 5, 1844, Mr. Layner. 

417. — Henry E. Pierson, b. Sept. 23, 1866, in Independence, Iowa. 

Children of 334 George L. Pierson and Mary Huggins of 

Canaan, Conn. 

418. — George Willis Pierson, b. Nov. 5, 1865. 
419— Joseph Lewis Pierson, b. Feb. 8, 1867, m. Clara E. Baldwin. 
420. — Mary Louisa Pierson, b. May 6, 1869. 

421- — Frederick Smith Pierson, b. Feb. 26, 187 1, m. Eva K. Corbit. 
Have a son Julius C. Pierson, b. June 30, 1894. 



N0TE5 AND CORRECTIONS. 



Page 3, 1. 14. — Henry Tomlinson was son of George Tomlinson 
and Maria Hyde of Yorkshire. England, who was married in Jan., 
1600. They removed from Yorkshire to Derby, Derbyshire. 
Henry was a weaver by trade. 

Page 3, 1. 21. — The reservoir in Derby is not a town reservoir, 
but is for the use of the factories in Birmingham. 

Page 4, 1. 3, etc. — From the old history of Derby it appears 
that Stephen Pierson had two children, b. before 1670, but their 
names are not given. A Joseph Pierson drew lots in Derby Mar. 
12, 1702, who was probably another son of Stephen. 

Page 4, No. 13. — Abigail Pierson m, James St. John, son of 
James, who was b. March 30, 1738. 

Page 5, 1. 20. — Abraham Pierson, Sr., was selectman after 
17 1 1, and quite frequently until 1741. 

Page 8, No. 47. — George M. Pierson studied law with Judge- 
Swan and married his daughter. One of George M.'s children 
married Prince Von Liner of Prussia. 

Page 11, No. 97. — Mr. and Mrs. Tryon removed to New 
Connecticut, Ohio. 

Page 13, No. 126. — Laura Pierson's husband was Moses G. 
Betts. She was his first wife. His second wife was 250 Caroline 
Pierson, a niece of the first wife. 

Page 13, No. 131. — Hepsey Peet, not Post. 



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Page 15, No. 150. — William Pierson bit the animal to preserve 
his teeth, which it is said never decayed. He lived to be over 80 
years old. 

Page 16, No. 184. — Mary Ann, not Mary Allen. 

Page 18, No. 220. — Betsey M. Pierson and Joseph Heath had 
two children, Abigail Heath b. 1823, and Lewis Heath. 

Page 20, Nos. 238, 239, 240, 241. — Strike out. They were 
children of 237 Almira Pierson and Henry St. John and appear in 
their proper place as Nos. 321, 322,323, and 324 of the sixth 
generation. 

Page 22. No. 124. — Elizabeth Spear was of Bloomfield, N. J., 
and Moses G. Betts, her son in law, was of Fairfield, Conn. 

Page 22 No. 131. — Hepsey Feet, not Post. 

Page 22, No. 265. — Sheldon P. Pierson, Jr., and Lydia J. 
Hawley were m. Oct. 11, 1855. His father lived in Trumbull. 

Page 23, note to No. 279. — Palmer has since died in states 
prison. 

Page 24, No. 282. — Frank Pierson d. unmarried. His sister 
Frances is married. 

Page 25, No. 298. — Mrs. Bailey H. in North Easton not 
North East. 

Page 26, No. 308. — Mr. and Mrs. White's family reside 
in Winchester. 

Page 26, No. 310. — Carrie Louisa (one person) d. about 
Nov. 1, 1894, unmarried. Hattie married Sidney McKelvie of 
Sparta, 111. 

Page 26, No. 314. — Strike out "in Amenia" in 10th line from 
bottom of page. 

Page 27, No. 318. — Pushville, not Bushville. 

Page 28. No. 334. — George L. Pierson's wife was Mary 
Huggins. They have three sons and one daughter. 



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